Started to write a posting but ended up with an essay about that there is more than romance. Posted that now on my own blog, if you’re interested: http://blindspot-time.blogspot.de/2013/11/there-is-more-than-romance.html
What my musing started with: Wish OUaT would show more friendship, BFF stories.
If we leave out the big four–Snowing, Rumbelle, CS, and SF–what ship (romance, friendship, crack) do you want to see more of? Anything and everything!
I would love to see more of Grumpbelle. I love their friendship.
I loved the Arielle Belle friendship, more princess power! I also liked Archie-belle,
and of course the sass love fest of Granny and Grumpy.
To the point to be annoying, but clearly miss Red if it comes to this. Red’s and Snow’s friendship was just one of the best relationships of the show so far in my opinion and sure would like to see more of it (aware of the limits that are now there simply because Meghan Ory takes care of her career, and I hope her new show will succeed). Wouldn’t have been somewhat awkward maybe, but also would have liked to see Emma and Red developing a friendship. And the chemistry between Red and Belle was just great.
Possible that Ariel can now take over that role a bit, not replace Red, but give opportunity to show some nice BFF stuff. Eric? Who cares about Eric! 😉
More GrumpBelle would be fine with me too.
And I think we need some serious bromance on this show, but Hook and Charming have this tiny problem, that there is Emma, and Hook and Neal have this tiny problem, that there is Emma. Don’t see anyone else at the moment, although in the future there could be something possible with Robin Hood, with Neal, Charming or Hook.
Since I watched this Monday OUaT and Lost Girl one after another, my most favorite fictional bromance is a crossover, it’s Hook from OUaT and Vex from Lost Girl. Bet these two would be great together.
Here’s something to consider: Is Ruby a bad friend to Belle?
Obviously, the real reason Ruby’s not around is because Meghan Ory’s on a different show and is unavailable. But what do you think the in-show reason for Ruby not being there for Belle could be?
Can’t think of any good in-show reason. The dwarfs made it quite clear, that it was as peaceful in Storybrooke as it never has been, so my idea of Red being busy as interim sheriff doesn’t really work. And most certainly don’t want to imagine her being busy all day with Dr. Frankenstein, because that would indeed make her a bad friend. One can be in love but never should forget about friends in need, sorry. And I don’t think Red is this getting lost in romance type.
One of the pairings which doesn’t sit right for me is Graham and Red. I know the graphic novel is considered to be canon by many, but still don’t see that pairing. Being a werewolf and being raised by werewolves doesn’t really make a great reason for me to put them together. Maybe because there was really nothing to indicate that on the show before, not the tiniest breadcrump. Right, there was not much time to even hint at it, but to me it looks annoyingly much like some afterthought to try to appease the fans that Graham got killed so fast and that the writers failed to make good use of Red in second season – and that I can’t stand.